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Multiple Procolos

For several years audio systems have gradually shifted from analog to digital. As with all innovative transformations, there are a number of advantages as well as a few problems.

Since our company’s mission has always been to solve the problems concerning audio signals connection, transport and massive distribution, we thought we should contribute by trying to minimise the problems daily faced by professional users. So the first item designed and produced in line with this philosophy has been a digital stage box that can be used with different audio protocols – up to two simultaneously – so as to also act as a format converter, allowing to use together mixers and/or other equipment supporting different audio formats.

One of our primary goals is also to give new life to equipment that otherwise may remain unused because incompatible with more recent or better performing standards or formats.
For this reason, in addition to hybrid digital/analog systems, it is possible to use different digital mixers – e.g. one FoH and one stage/broadcasting – by simultaneously managing two different audio formats, or to convert audio signals for DAW recording in EtherSound, Dante or MADI formats.

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Customization

The stage box can also be customised on request, to meet the specific needs of each customer in terms of audio protocol, number of inputs and outputs, connectorization, layout, logos, etc., as far as integrating the stage box into an (existing) analog distribution system.

The result is an extremely versatile system, specially designed to meet each client’s peculiar professional needs and his tasks.

Flexibility

The system can manage up to 64 Ins and 64 Outs, complying with EtherSound, MADI and DANTE formats, allowing the simultaneous use of two formats, as well as format conversion. The system is configured bearing the number of Inputs and Outputs and the Protocol(s) chosen by the customer; of course, if necessary, the system can be upgraded later.

The “format converter” versions, are really appreciated since they make possible to integrate digital equipment using different formats, thus overcoming compatibility issues as well as protocols’ architectural problems. For example, the well-known problem of MADI protocol point-to-point connection can be solved, without a matrix, by creating a DANTE network to enter, extract and route MADI signals.

 

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Control & Settings

In order to allow the user to access to needed parameters, we supply our proprietary software free of charge, with each unit. The connection to the computer is via a standard ethernet port, and all the parameters are shown in your pc monitor.
The windows o.s. user settings include: settings for the analog signal (gain, +48V phantom power and pad), TCP/IP, output routing and clock.

For our MADI boards the user can set also the sample rate, while for Dante and Ethersound these settings are available by specific software.

Furthermore we have developed an iPad app featuring gain, +48V phantom power and pad settings for the analog signal; this app can simultaneously manage up to 8 units.